Tune in to the May 2021 Affinity Creative Sessions

It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since we launched our Lockdown 2020: Affinity Creative Sessions last May. So to mark the occasion, we have created another brand new programme of inspirational videos for you to enjoy, which will premiere on our YouTube channel every Friday at 4pm BST throughout May.

Each session is completely free and features a talented artist, designer or photographer who uses Affinity. They’ll be sharing pro tips and advice on how to make the most of your apps, as well as providing valuable insights into their respective workflows.

During their session premiere, each artist will be available on YouTube’s live chat to answer your questions. So if you would like to pre-save the videos ready for viewing, you’ll find the full programme line up and links to the sessions here:

Masks and paths: tips and tricks to improve the lighting in your vector art

Premiere: Friday, 7 May at 4pm BST

In this session, Bronx-born art director, illustrator, and motion designer, Pope Phoenix, explains how he creates the lighting in his vector art using a combination of contrast and textures. He covers basic lighting, masking and file organisation, keeping things light with a few bad jokes in between.

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Faking the underwater look using Affinity Photo

Premiere: Friday, 14 May at 4pm BST

Inspired by the time she realised her waterproof camera bag had multiple holes in it just before an underwater shoot, fine art photographer and portrait artist, Laura Ferreira, shows you how to fake the underwater look using Affinity Photo.

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Creating a vector illustration using Affinity Designer’s Pen Tool

Premiere: Friday, 21 May at 4pm BST

Follow along with digital artist Will Schorer—also known as Highscore Creative—as he creates a vector illustration of a bonobo using the Pen Tool in the Designer Persona of Affinity Designer.

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Comic and cartoon illustration using vector tools

Premiere: Friday, 28 May at 4pm BST

In this session, artist Robert Hansford walks us through his techniques for completing comic and cartoon illustrations using Affinity Designer. He covers the basics of using vector tools, brush creation, vector inking and colouring with vector elements—one you don’t want to miss.

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If you’ve missed our previous creative sessions, you can view the full playlist, which contains more than 50 inspirational videos here.

To be notified about future sessions and tutorials, subscribe to the official Affinity YouTube channel.

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